2. Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo

Character: Frida Kahlo

Film: Frida

Year Released: 2002

Perhaps it's no surprise that Salma Hayek's transformation into Frida Kahlo is second nature on the screen. In Julie Taymor's hands, Frida's life is treated with the energy and mystique of celebrity(Vogue covers and all). Frida was after all, as interested in sexual exploration and politics as she was in her art. There is nothing quite like seeing Hayek sitting in a moving version of one of her famous works, in this joy of a film. Vintage Taymor, before she went off the deep end.

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